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Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

This is a 3 star hotel in Norfolk
1330 E Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A.
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Favoured by guests for beachfront location, staff, free breakfast & ocean views
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the water views from their rooms
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests enjoyed the direct beach access
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few guests described the rooms as dated
  • A couple of reviewers said that the dining area for the free breakfast was too small
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Nov 19, 2013
This hotel is situated on the Chesapeake Bay Beach and is located on a major thoroughfare. With an on-site pool and direct beach access, this property is well suited for guests looking to relax at an oceanfront property.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV with pay-per-view movies, a desk, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a microwave, a safe and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a kitchenette, a private balcony and/or a sofabed. Accessible rooms are also available.

Free parking is available on site and pets under 80 lbs are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night (maximum of two pets per room).

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 10 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool (seasonal), a fitness centre, a guest laundry facility, an elevator, a 24-hour front desk, ice/vending machines, safe deposit boxes and a convenience store.

Access to Interstate 64 is about an 8-minute drive away. Downtown Norfolk is 20 to 25 minutes away by car and includes the MacArthur Shopping Center, the Nauticus Museum, the Battleship Wisconsin and the Harbor Park Stadium. The Virginia Beach Pavilion, the Virginia Aquarium and the Ocean Breeze Water Park are all about 30 to 35 minutes away by car.

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is a 15- to 20-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on November 13, 2013: Free breakfast hours.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed impressed with their experience at the property.

Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, while a few guests noted that their rooms were generally comfortable and quiet. A few reviewers appreciated the in-room kitchenettes, while several guests found the beds comfortable.

Pleasant views of the ocean were described by many guests, while many other reviewers enjoyed having direct access to the beach.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value, while a couple of guests appreciated the pool area and that the hotel permitted the pets.

The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

A few guests thought that the in-room furnishings were dated, while a couple of reviewers noted an unpleasant cleanser smell in their room.

A couple of guests thought that the dining area for the free breakfast was too small, while a couple of other reviewers mentioned that there were no restaurants nearby. gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 84% of 77 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #7 out of 39 hotels in Norfolk, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 214 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 13, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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70.50 USD - 0.00 USD Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites
Out of 33 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.7 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 2
No. of guest comments: 2
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #8 out of 33 hotels in Norfolk ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Judith from Prospect, PA US rated Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites 8 out of 10 on September 09, 2006
"For people that's having a big event like ours and come in on buses need to know that you have a public bus service so of they would like to hop on the public transportation and go places they can."
Valencia from Douglassville, GA US rated Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites 8 out of 10 on July 18, 2005


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Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Private beach
  • Shops
  • Photocopier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 23503
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (757) 583-2621
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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